We foster experiences that renew the human spirit and promote community vitality.


Disc Golf:

(Above - Disc Golf at Eagle Island State Park)

The historic use of "flying discs" has been noted throughout the world, so it is difficult to pin point exactly when and where disc golf started. What we do know, is that in 1976 "Steady" Ed Headrick started the Disc Golf Association and is coined with the popularity of modern disc golf and many frisbee sports. 

Idaho state parks are jumping on the disc golf train and new courses are popping up all over the state.

Check out these parks that host disc golf courses:

Hells Gate State Park near Lewiston, ID
Lake Walcott State Park near Burley, ID 
Farragut State Park near Coeur d' Alene, ID
Massacre Rocks State Park near Pocatello, ID 

 

Biking: 

(Above - Farragut State Park)

The crisp fall air is the perfect time to hit the trails! 

Several Idaho State Parks offer single track mountain biking.  

Heyburn State Park

Priest Lake State Park

Farragut State Park

Harriman State Park

Ponderosa State Park

Massacre Rocks State Park

Hells Gate State Park

Idaho City

Mary McCroskey State Park

City Of Rocks

Lake Cascade State Park

Land of the Yankee Fork State Park

Henrys Lake State Park

Round Lake State Park

Winchester State Park

Eagle Island State Park

 

 

 

Fishing:

(Above - Fishing at Winchester Lake State Park)

It's time to get the pole in the water before it freezes over! Did you know that Idaho has more than 26,000 miles of rivers and streams, along with 3,000 natural lakes, and more than 250,000 acres of ponds and reservoirs? That's a lot of fishing! But before you go, make sure you have everything you need to legally fish in Idaho. 

Visit Idaho Fish & Game's webpage for a list of fishing requirements. 

Many of our state parks are great locations for your next big catch. Here's a list of parks with excellent fishing opportunities:

 
Fish Stocking: Idaho Fish & Game stocks over 30 million fish per year, for an updated stocking schedule, click here.
 

 

 

 

Recreation in Idaho State Parks varies by season. 

Planning Your Summer Vacation

The nine-month reservation window is now open, meaning you can book stays for up to nine months in advanced. Don't waste your time worrying whether you're going to get a campsite or not--plan ahead and have one ready when you get there. We have tent and RV sites, cabins, houses, and yurts available year-round (weather dependent) so no matter what kind of camper you are--there is a campsite for you.

Reservations can be made toll-free by phone at: 1-888-922-6743 (Agents are available 7 days a week, Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 7:00pm Mountain Standard Time and Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm Mountain Time) or online here.


Off-Highway Vehicles:

 

(Above - View from a trail near Bayhorse - part of Land of the Yankee Fork State Park)
 
Fall is a great time of year to bring out the ATVs, but always be mindful: avoid muddy trails, stay on track, and check conditions before you go!
 
For more information on Off-Highway Vehicles, visit the webpage.
 
Looking for a new place to ride? Check out our Online Trail Mapping System here

Where to Ride Your OHV in Idaho

 

Thanks to OHV certificate of number fees, an online trail mapping program allows you to browse the entire state of Idaho for motorbike, ATV, UTV and jeep trails. You can calculate distances, download and print maps or export your trail map to Google Earth or GPS.

 

 

 

Did you know?

When you purchase your certificate of number for your OHV, the fees collected go towards OHV education, safety programs, and trails. Click here to number your OHV.


The Idaho State Parks Passport: Your State Park Saving Option!

The Idaho State Parks Passport allows Idaho motorists to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker allows participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.

 


Introducing The Idaho Adventure Map, an even easier way to plan your Idaho State Park vacations!

How to use: 

- Select the Full Screen option in the bottom right hand corner
- In the top right, select the Activity, Region, and Season that you are interested in 
- For example, you want to find all parks in South-Central Idaho that host a Junior Ranger Program. After making your selections, you'll find that City of Rocks, Castle Rocks, and Massacre Rocks all have a Junior Ranger Program in your area.

Tips:

Be sure to read the complete list of activities for each park you select. For example, if you selected Junior Ranger and Fishing in South-Central Idaho, then Lake Walcott will appear, because it has Fishing as an option, but not because it has a Junior Ranger Program. The Activity Selections will be for any park that has any of your preferred activities.

 


Idaho Parks and Recreation Trail Map Program

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation's Trail Map program is a mapping application that offers printable maps of trails for hikers, bikers, Nordic skiers, and motorcycle and ATV riders.  
 
Hiking trails fall under the non-motorized category and are designated by a red-dashed triangles.  
 
Click here to access the program: http://trails.idaho.gov.
 

Hiking in Idaho State Parks

Idaho state parks in every region of the state have excellent opportunities for hiking and learning about the natural and historical significance of the environment. Visit these Idaho state parks for exceptional hiking opportunities:
 

Partnerships that support Idaho's recreation and tourism

Created in 1988-1989, IRTI is an enduring coalition of state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations working together to provide Idaho citizens and visitors with statewide recreation opportunities. We work to provide our citizens and visitors with public information, services, and connections to Idaho's best sites and activities. IRTI has supported Idaho's recreation and tourism with these efforts for over 30 years:

  • Statewide campground directory
     
  • Idaho Scenic Byways System
     
  • Guides: Idaho Watchable Wildlife Viewing, Idaho Birding Trails
     
  • Be Outside Idaho, Free Fishing Day, Bird by Bird Idaho, Unplug & Be Outside Days, Bogus Basin Ski, and other youth outdoor activities
     
  • Idaho Department of Commerce & Tourism's "Visit Idaho" travel information
     
  • Trail access and use: motorized, non-motorized, and bikes
     
  • Statewide recreation and tourism conferences, special events, and activities

 

 

Disc Golf:

(Above - Disc Golf at Eagle Island State Park)

The historic use of "flying discs" has been noted throughout the world, so it is difficult to pin point exactly when and where disc golf started. What we do know, is that in 1976 "Steady" Ed Headrick started the Disc Golf Association and is coined with the popularity of modern disc golf and many frisbee sports. 

Idaho state parks are jumping on the disc golf train and new courses are popping up all over the state.

Check out these parks that host disc golf courses:

Hells Gate State Park near Lewiston, ID
Lake Walcott State Park near Burley, ID 
Farragut State Park near Coeur d' Alene, ID
Massacre Rocks State Park near Pocatello, ID 

 

Biking: 

(Above - Farragut State Park)

The crisp fall air is the perfect time to hit the trails! 

Several Idaho State Parks offer single track mountain biking.  

Heyburn State Park

Priest Lake State Park

Farragut State Park

Harriman State Park

Ponderosa State Park

Massacre Rocks State Park

Hells Gate State Park

Idaho City

Mary McCroskey State Park

City Of Rocks

Lake Cascade State Park

Land of the Yankee Fork State Park

Henrys Lake State Park

Round Lake State Park

Winchester State Park

Eagle Island State Park

 

 

 

Fishing:

(Above - Fishing at Winchester Lake State Park)

It's time to get the pole in the water before it freezes over! Did you know that Idaho has more than 26,000 miles of rivers and streams, along with 3,000 natural lakes, and more than 250,000 acres of ponds and reservoirs? That's a lot of fishing! But before you go, make sure you have everything you need to legally fish in Idaho. 

Visit Idaho Fish & Game's webpage for a list of fishing requirements. 

Many of our state parks are great locations for your next big catch. Here's a list of parks with excellent fishing opportunities:

 
Fish Stocking: Idaho Fish & Game stocks over 30 million fish per year, for an updated stocking schedule, click here.
 

 

 

 

Recreation in Idaho State Parks varies by season. 

Planning Your Summer Vacation

The nine-month reservation window is now open, meaning you can book stays for up to nine months in advanced. Don't waste your time worrying whether you're going to get a campsite or not--plan ahead and have one ready when you get there. We have tent and RV sites, cabins, houses, and yurts available year-round (weather dependent) so no matter what kind of camper you are--there is a campsite for you.

Reservations can be made toll-free by phone at: 1-888-922-6743 (Agents are available 7 days a week, Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 7:00pm Mountain Standard Time and Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm Mountain Time) or online here.


Off-Highway Vehicles:

 

(Above - View from a trail near Bayhorse - part of Land of the Yankee Fork State Park)
 
Fall is a great time of year to bring out the ATVs, but always be mindful: avoid muddy trails, stay on track, and check conditions before you go!
 
For more information on Off-Highway Vehicles, visit the webpage.
 
Looking for a new place to ride? Check out our Online Trail Mapping System here

Where to Ride Your OHV in Idaho

 

Thanks to OHV certificate of number fees, an online trail mapping program allows you to browse the entire state of Idaho for motorbike, ATV, UTV and jeep trails. You can calculate distances, download and print maps or export your trail map to Google Earth or GPS.

 

 

 

Did you know?

When you purchase your certificate of number for your OHV, the fees collected go towards OHV education, safety programs, and trails. Click here to number your OHV.

The Idaho State Parks Passport: Your State Park Saving Option!

The Idaho State Parks Passport allows Idaho motorists to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker allows participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.

 

Introducing The Idaho Adventure Map, an even easier way to plan your Idaho State Park vacations!

How to use: 

- Select the Full Screen option in the bottom right hand corner
- In the top right, select the Activity, Region, and Season that you are interested in 
- For example, you want to find all parks in South-Central Idaho that host a Junior Ranger Program. After making your selections, you'll find that City of Rocks, Castle Rocks, and Massacre Rocks all have a Junior Ranger Program in your area.

Tips:

Be sure to read the complete list of activities for each park you select. For example, if you selected Junior Ranger and Fishing in South-Central Idaho, then Lake Walcott will appear, because it has Fishing as an option, but not because it has a Junior Ranger Program. The Activity Selections will be for any park that has any of your preferred activities.

 

Idaho Parks and Recreation Trail Map Program

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation's Trail Map program is a mapping application that offers printable maps of trails for hikers, bikers, Nordic skiers, and motorcycle and ATV riders.  
 
Hiking trails fall under the non-motorized category and are designated by a red-dashed triangles.  
 
Click here to access the program: http://trails.idaho.gov.
 

Hiking in Idaho State Parks

Idaho state parks in every region of the state have excellent opportunities for hiking and learning about the natural and historical significance of the environment. Visit these Idaho state parks for exceptional hiking opportunities:
 

Partnerships that support Idaho's recreation and tourism

Created in 1988-1989, IRTI is an enduring coalition of state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations working together to provide Idaho citizens and visitors with statewide recreation opportunities. We work to provide our citizens and visitors with public information, services, and connections to Idaho's best sites and activities. IRTI has supported Idaho's recreation and tourism with these efforts for over 30 years:

  • Statewide campground directory
     
  • Idaho Scenic Byways System
     
  • Guides: Idaho Watchable Wildlife Viewing, Idaho Birding Trails
     
  • Be Outside Idaho, Free Fishing Day, Bird by Bird Idaho, Unplug & Be Outside Days, Bogus Basin Ski, and other youth outdoor activities
     
  • Idaho Department of Commerce & Tourism's "Visit Idaho" travel information
     
  • Trail access and use: motorized, non-motorized, and bikes
     
  • Statewide recreation and tourism conferences, special events, and activities